CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. (WGHP/CNN) -- An Oregon man was killed by deputies responding to a quadruple homicide as he was attempting to kill a young girl, according to authorities.
Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a “multiple-homicide/domestic violence” call at about 10:15 p.m. local time Saturday, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
When they arrived, they confronted and killed 42-year-old Mark Leo Gregory Gago, the sheriff’s office said.
According to the sheriff’s office, the child survived, along with one other person. Four other people were found dead at the scene, the sheriff’s office said.
Authorities identified the victims as 9-month-old Olivia Lynn Rose Gago; Shaina E. Sweitzer, 31; Pamela Denise Bremer, 64; and Jerry William Bremer, 66.
Gago lived in the same home as the victims, according to the news release.
The deputies involved have been placed on leave — “standard procedure in the wake of an officer-involved shooting” — as the department investigates, the sheriff’s office said.